CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of Aug. 7

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How closely did you follow the past week in local news?
Trevor Pritchard
Quiz by Trevor Pritchard, updated 4 months ago
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Created by Trevor Pritchard 4 months ago
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Question 1

Question
Several animal shelters and rescues in Ottawa spoke to CBC News this past week about a "historic" shortage of which of the following?
Answer
  • Foster families.
  • Bulk pet food.
  • Medicines for ringworm and other illnesses.
  • Shelter volunteers.

Question 2

Question
More rain fell in Ottawa on Sunday and Monday than the city typically sees in all of August. How much came down on those two days?
Answer
  • 48 millimetres.
  • 85 millimetres.
  • 106 millimetres.
  • 133 millimetres.

Question 3

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On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland denounced "any instance of brutality, of police brutality, towards anyone in our country" after being asked about an altercation involving Gatineau police and a diplomat from which nation?
Answer
  • Singapore.
  • Senegal.
  • Suriname.
  • Saudi Arabia.

Question 4

Question
Which local MPP reintroduced a private member's bill this week that would allow for badly-behaving city councillors to be removed from office?
Answer
  • Stephen Blais.
  • Joel Harden.
  • Goldie Ghamari.
  • Lucille Collard.

Question 5

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Mayor Jim Watson urged candidates running to replace him NOT to use which powers that were introduced Wednesday in the Ontario legislature?
Answer
  • "Tough mayor" powers.
  • "Strong mayor" powers.
  • "Smart mayor" powers.
  • "Sexy mayor" powers.

Question 6

Question
An Ottawa couple dropped their lawsuit against Osgoode Coun. George Darouze this week. What had they accused Darouze of doing?
Answer
  • Failing to pay for promotional materials they'd printed.
  • Damaging their reputations in the community.
  • Unjustifiably firing their daughter from a temporary position.
  • Spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

Question 7

Question
Which animals are the Canadian Wildlife Federation releasing into the wild, after raising hundreds of them in a new incubator at their Ottawa offices?
Answer
  • Turtles.
  • Frogs.
  • Monarch butterflies.
  • Tarantulas.

Question 8

Question
Ontario's cannabis wholesaler said Friday that hundreds of pot shops would once again start receiving product deliveries. Why had those deliveries been temporarily halted?
Answer
  • One of its partners was hit by a cyberattack.
  • Its warehouses were significantly short of staff.
  • A fungal infection had ruined a large portion of their product.
  • It had to change delivery methods to comply with new Health Canada regulations.

Question 9

Question
What happened to Premier Doug Ford at a public appearance on Friday, causing him to lament that it was "going to be played over and over again"?
Answer
  • He struck someone with an errant golf shot.
  • He fell off of an e-scooter.
  • He swallowed a bee.
  • He got stuck going through a transit turnstile.

Question 10

Question
What sort of festival returned Friday to the town of Almonte, Ont., six years after it was cancelled due to a lack of funding and volunteers?
Answer
  • A heavy metal festival.
  • A puppetry festival.
  • An international film festival.
  • A garlic festival.
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